By Rev. Junchol Lee
We use a calendar that has 12 months and 365 days in it. As it nears December 31st, we feel as though something is getting close to an end, and yet on January 1st it feels like a new beginning. Our life is composed of many endings and beginnings. We may live one life, but within this one life we have many different journeys.
(References: Habakkuk 3:17)
159. The following passages from the Word show that only the Lord possesses life.
I am the resurrection and the life. All who believe in me will live even though they die. (John 11:25)
I am the way, the truth, and the life. (John 14:6)
God was the Word: in him was life, and the life was our light. (John 1:1, 4)
The Word here is the Lord.
As the Father has life in himself, so he has granted the Son to have life in himself. (John 5:26)
The following passages show that we are led and taught by the Lord alone.
Without me you cannot do anything. (John 15:5)
No one can undertake anything unless it is granted from heaven. (John 3:27)
You cannot make a single hair white or black. (Matthew 5:36)
In the Word, a hair means the slightest thing of all.